Handicap-accessible content: our commitment to keeping our network accessible to all.

Disabilities come in many forms and have many different causes, and while most of us take the internet (and all the content on it) for granted, others can find it difficult or even impossible to access. That’s why Atkinson Ward Group ensures that all of the content we publish is accessible to everyone, regardless of physical ability.

Inclusion is at the core of everything we do.

We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy the content we publish – that’s why we’ve made a commitment to ensuring that all our content is handicap-accessible by default, and strictly follows the suggestive guidelines set by the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

The industry-standard guidelines set by W3C’s WAI are always evolving, and Atkinson Ward Group is committed to keeping our content up-to-date with the latest accessibility best practices.

So whether you’re reading one of our articles, watching a video, or browsing our websites, you can be confident that we’ve taken the necessary steps to make sure it’s accessible to everyone.

How the content on our network is optimized for accessbility

Clear and concise language.

We believe that everyone should be able to understand the content published on our network, and do not believe in making things excessively and unnecessarily complicated – this can be a hindrance and act as an impassible barrier for certain individuals with limited intellect or learning abilities.

Text is large and easy to read.

We want everyone to be able to easily read the text on our websites, so we make sure it’s large enough and is a color that provides good contrast against its background.

Descriptive alt text for images.

This is for visitors who are using screen readers; the alt text ensures they’re still able to understand what an image is meant to depict. By keeping the descriptions clear and concise, we make sure those with sight impairment are able to fully understand what’s on the screen.

"listen to this article"

We understand that some people may prefer to listen to an article instead of reading it, and have therefore implemented an audio player on certain articles which will read the text aloud.

We believe this is an excellent way for those with difficulty reading to still consume our content.

Keyboard navigation.

Some people may not be able to use a mouse, or may have difficulty using one. As such, we make sure our website can be navigated using only a keyboard, so everyone can access our content easily.